Questions tagged [customs-and-immigration]

Customs and immigration covers a range of border control procedures (referred to as 'immigration' in most countries) and import of goods. Prefer a more specific tag where appropriate, some examples of which are listed under `tag info`.

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Re-entering US on B-2 visa after leaving over Mexican border without stamp

My case is a little complicated so please hang on. I will try and explain as concisely as possible. Last year I have stayed in the US for 3 months on the visa waiver program, left to Canada for 1 ...
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DS160 information change

My ex submitted the DS 160 for me while we were married but didn't book the visa appointment/paid mrv fees. Now 4 years later I want to visit US on tourist visa and am trying to submit Ds160 ...
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Duties on 2 laptops while travelling to India [duplicate]

I am an Indian living in Australia as permanent resident. I intend to carry 2 laptops to India while on an official trip. 1 laptop is company one and another is personal. I am carrying personal one ...
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Travel to India from US via UK

I am planning on traveling from US to India with a stopover for a week in UK. I do have a valid UK visitor visa. However I don't have my US visa stamped on my passport. I am planning on getting visa ...
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I am Dominican citizen, I am travelling to Botswana from DOH-JNB-GBE do i need a transit visa in JNB?

I am Dominican citizen, I am travelling to Botswana from DOH-JNB-GBE. Do I need a transit visa in JNB (O. R. Tambo International Airport, South Africa)?
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Can I buy an airline ticket, go thru immigration, buy duty free then walk out of the airport?

I am thinking of getting a ticket to Switzerland from the UK just to buy a couple of electrical items. I don't want to take the flight; I want to go to duty free with my Switzerland boarding pass then ...
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Flying from Auckland to Winnipeg via Houston. Do I need to go through customs in Houston? [duplicate]

I'm Canadian flying through from Auckland to Winnipeg via Houston. Do I need to go through customs in Houston?
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Will a UK visit refusal affect a previously granted USA visa?

Hello all and thanks for the help. My friend, despite having grown up in the uk, is not native and did not end up getting acquiring British citizenship. He went for a visit to the uk a couple of ...
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Any things I should be prepared for traveling to DME Moscow on a Pakistani passport from London as a UK resident?

Not that I anticipate issues, but still interested in knowing. Basically traveling to DME Moscow (pending Visa) in November and I am interested if border control in DME might give me some trouble ...
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Turning in FMM form in Mexico with domestic flight layover (Leon to Mexico City)

I am flying from San Francisco to Leon Guanajuato via Mexico City, and back by the same route. Do I turn in my FMM form (Immigration form) to the airline agents in Leon or Mexico City? I know upon ...
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Can I travel on a UK visit visa's start date? [duplicate]

I have applied for a standard UK visit visa (6 months). I got the visa with a validity starting on 14 August 2018 (FROM DU date 14/08/18). So can I travel from India on that date if I have a flight ...
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After arriving at JFK on an international flight, what happens with my through-checked baggage? [duplicate]

I have booked a flight from Athens to Raleigh-Durham. I have to change airplanes 3 times. The first two flights are with Qatar Airways and the third with American Airlines. My final destination is ...
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Question regarding date of entry for form I-765

I am a US Citizen. My spouse who is a Vietnamese citizen in the US on an F-1 visa and I traveled to Canada for a day trip. She got an entry stamp into Canada but no stamp re-entering USA. The trip ...
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US Immigration - VWP/ESTA eligible?

I'm from Germany and I want to travel to the U.S. My travel plans / vacation include a week stay in NYC. I'd like to travel to Jamaica from NYC and return home from Jamaica. So basically I'd have ...
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Indian citizen with valid Indian passport and valid USA H1-b wants to take European nations tour [closed]

I'm an Indian citizen, with a valid Indian passport and valid USA H1-b wants to take European nations tour. Please, some-one suggest me what are the ways I have? It's just a 10-day tour I'm trying to ...
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Connecting flight in Chicago

I am traveling from Delhi to London to Chicago to Pittsburgh with British Airways. It's a single ticket. I have a terminal change at Chicago airport and I have a 2-hour window to do so. Is the time ...
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What should I know about switching planes as a Canadian travelling to the U.S.?

I will be flying out of Toronto Pearson (YYZ) to Minneapolis - Saint Paul (MSP) where I will transferring to a flight for Rochester MN (RST). My layover will be 3 hours, which I understand will be ...
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Traveling from the UK to Melbourne with 6 watches. Do I have to declare them?

I've got 5 watches my great grandma gave me and I want to bring them back to Australia with me. I also have my other watch that I brought over with me in the first place. So do I have to declare all ...
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Ukrainian passing through Heathrow [duplicate]

My wife and kids are due to fly from Kiev via Frankfurt to Heathrow with Lufthansa. I meet them at Heathrow and we all fly British Airways to Miami. They all have US visas for their trip to Miami. My ...
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Leave to stay for 6 months cooling period

I'm a Malaysian and have been in the UK for 5 months under my visa-free leave to enter for 6 months. I took a break from my career and packed my bags to be with my partner, who is a British citizen, ...
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20 hours layover in Paris. Can I get tourist visa on arrival? [duplicate]

I am travelling from Chicago, USA to Hyderabad, India. I have a valid USA student visa on my Indian passport. I requested my booking agent for a 20-hour layover in Paris to visit the city (Been a ...
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Are import duties at airport customs levied on temporary items? [closed]

Suppose a traveler brings in some item that is outside the "duty-free" exemption. Is the traveler only supposed to pay duties on the item if he/she is bringing the item into the country permanently? ...
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Marriage visa refusals and conditions [closed]

If I'm refused a marriage visa will it affect me from going back in the country on a visitors visa?
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Customs when rechecking bag in the EU

I am a German citizen and fly to Switzerland from the US with a layover in Paris, where I need to retrieve my baggage and check it in again. Do I need to go through customs in Paris and if so do I ...
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Minor expired passport

Can a minor who is US citizen travel back to the United States from Jamaica with a parent on a expired passport ?
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Leave UK with second EU passport, return with UK passport?

To save time at border controls can I Leave the UK with another EU passport, and return with my UK passport?
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Can I use both of my passports when I enter another country?

I have two passports, from two different countries. I want to visit another country. I have visa valid for one month on one passport. When I arrive in the country I want to visit, is it possible to ...
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Travel to Colombia connecting through the USA [duplicate]

My cousin needs to a attend a conference in Cartagena very soon and he is very confused with planning his travel itinerary. The direct flights from India to Cartagena are very expensive and long. He ...
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Departure card date is 17 May; non-b visa has date of 15 May: Do I pay overstay? [closed]

My Thailand Non-Immigrant B Visa's expiration date is on the 15th of May and on my departure card the date is stamped the 17th of May. Do I pay for an overstay since my Non-Immigrant B visa date ...
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With a double-entry Bulgarian visa, can we go to Romania first?

I am an Indian citizen with a double-entry Bulgarian visa. Our flight is from New Delhi to Bucharest, Romania. We will stay in Romania for 4 days and then go to Bulgaria. Does my double-entry ...
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Applying for asylum at airport [closed]

How likely is it when someone come to London and applied for asylum in airport, I was watching the uk border force tv show someone enter U.K. With passport and had some sort of visa to transit through ...
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For a layover in Munich, Germany on a flight from USA to Split, Croatia is 45 minutes enough and will Customs clearance take place in Split? [closed]

We arrive from the US in Munich on June 5 in the morning. In Munich, we only have 45 minutes to catch our flight to Split, Croatia. Is this enough time to make the flight? Customs will be in Split, ...
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Tourist visa or conference/business visa for south-africa

I have been reading various posts about visa confusion and specially this one is pretty close to my issue. I will be traveling to South-Africa for less than 90 days to attend an open-source conference....
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Is my airport transit ESTA exceeded by staying in Canada for 6 months? Can I travel back to USA? [duplicate]

I am a citizen of an EU country, currently studying an exchange program at a Canadian university. In January I flew from Berlin to Montréal via Chicago, where I waited 2 hours at the airport before ...
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How do i verify my Australia visit visa either valid or not without reference number [duplicate]

I applied my visit visa through an agency but what i got is i got no reference number.So, how do I know that my visa is valid or not? The agency said the information given was direct respond from ...
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Can I transfer some money into my bank account before applying for a UK visa? [duplicate]

I'm going to apply for a visit visa with 2 of my dependants. I'm wondering if I can use my UK bank statement which has been idle for couple of years. Currently, I'm living in Pakistan since I ...
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Customs clearance for LCD monitor at Mumbai airport [duplicate]

I’m travelling from Muscat carrying a 32 inch Sony Bravia LCD. Would I have to pay duty on it? and how much amount of duty is allowed for a passenger returning after 45 days?
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Travelling back to India with a phone purchased (and unboxed) in Netherlands [duplicate]

I am in Netherlands on tourist visa and wanted to buy a iPhone and go back to India. I would claiming the VAT return at Amsterdam Airport but do I need to declare in India and do I need to pay the ...
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Non-Citizen of Canada entry to US via border

My brother lives in Canada and in the process of getting residency over there. He has another nationality and not very long ago has acquired B (not sure 1 or 2) visa to the US. He can go back and ...
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How can I package spices on my own for international flight?

I am flying from NY to Amsterdam and I want to bring some spices with me. I plan on declaring it and putting it in my checked luggage. I know that if I had an unopened and sealed package, there would ...
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Can rice be brought into Hawaii?

I bought 10lb of rice at a local grocery store in Phoenix, Arizona and wish to take it to Honolulu, Hawaii. The rice is well packed and sealed. It's a variety of rice I get in my home country and is ...
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Denied croatia impact on my travel to spain [duplicate]

Hello there currently i will be visiting spain they issued me multiple entry 90 days however i am afraid that they might turned me down at the border will it most likely to happen and will i be at ...
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Going Amsterdam to Miami via Toronto. Do bags go thru to MIA?

I am going from Amsterdam to Miami via Toronto. Do bags go thru to MIA? Or do I also do customs in Canada ?
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Adding baggage allownce

I’m going to travel to india from Australia. As I’m going to add 5 kg extra baggage allowance. Somebody told me if i add extra allowance then the custom at Delhi Airport gonna do checking and i may ...
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Travelling to U.K with Italian Soggiorno Ricevuta

I am a student from India studying in Italy. My soggiorno has expired and I have applied to renew it. I didnt get the renewed soggiorno yet and I heard from the authorities It tooks another month to ...
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Will I owe customs duty on my Xbox one x while flying to Israel?

I am planning on bringing my Xbox one x with me to Israel but I’m afraid of the duty imposed on it, from what I heard I could have to pay up to 148% of the price of the Xbox one x. When I purchased it ...
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If I take two laptops to Israel will I need to pay customs tax on one of them?

I'm going from the UK to Israel soon for a visit. I'm taking my laptop with me, but also want to take a laptop that a sibling living in Israel is ordering to arrive here. Will this be an issue with ...
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Traveling from Asia and transiting though Vancouver to Portland

How much time is needed in layover if you coming from Asia and transiting through Vancouver B.C. (YVR) to Portand Oregon (PDX)? We are legal permanent residents of USA.
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Health supplements/Vitamins bringing into Malaysia [duplicate]

Malaysian returning home after holiday in Australia, is there any restriction in bringing back health supplements & vitamins that we bought.
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What duty fees can I expect to take a new bike into Bangladesh?

Can I buy a bike in India while I am travelling here, and take it back to Bangladesh? If yes, then how much will be the duty charges for a bike? (Price ₹60000-70000)